I grew up a few years after World War 2 ended. The 50's were a strange time to be a child. My parents taught my brother and I to respect everybody, and I thank them for that lesson. My folks also taught us to work hard and play by the rules.
Watching others who missed those lessons in their childhoods as I grew, made me realize there would always be those who wouldn't play well with others.
America is getting their wake up call right now, and we are seeing first hand what happens when you elevate to the highest offices in the land, Congress and the Presidency, those who do not know, or care about, right from wrong.
I can understand 'Discontent' amongst my fellow Americans, but what I cannot and will never accept or understand, is 'Hate'. The two political parties that have dominated our country's government for the last 217 years, have allowed 'Hate' to be a part of their respective platforms, even though they use other words to mask it. Yet, we, like 'The Swallows of San Juan Capistrano', fly to the polls every election day and pull the levers for politicians of these two political parties.
I am proud to be an American, but I am ashamed that the large majority of my fellow Americans keep voting election after election, for Hate, Corruption, Death, and Human Suffering. There was a party on the ballot in November that was very clear about who they were and what they were willing to work towards and achieve. Their mission as our President and Vice-president, was to put all People, our Planet, and worldwide Peace, over Profit. Their names are Dr.Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka. They believed in all of us even if all of us didn't believe in them.